subalpine

[ suhb-al-pahyn, -pin ]
/ sʌbˈæl paɪn, -pɪn /

adjective

pertaining to the regions at the foot of the Alps.
Botany. growing on mountains below the limit of tree growth, and above the foothill, or montane, zone.

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Origin of subalpine

First recorded in 1650–60; sub- + alpine
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British Dictionary definitions for subalpine

subalpine
/ (sʌbˈælpaɪn) /

adjective

situated in or relating to the regions at the foot of mountains
(of plants) growing below the treeline in mountainous regions
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